Kitty of the Month: Tallulah
Tallulah was brought to the Shelter by the daughter of an older woman who was trying to care for multiple stray cats on her property. Since the cats were not spayed or neutered, their numbers kept increasing.
We believe Tallulah is between six and nine months old and is likely to be a Maine Coon mix. She is extremely gentle and actively seeks human attention. Even tempered and easy going, she would make an excellent pet for an individual or couple seeking a loving companion to stay at their side, snooze in a lap or stretch out on a couch. She would also be a good choice for a family with children who have been taught the proper way to handle animals.
Pooch of the Month: Skipper
Skipper, an adult male Miniature Schnauzer, was born on 1/24/12 and taken to the Animal Center. Hoping to increase his chances for finding a forever home, Moore Humane Society brought him to the Shelter.
What a happy little guy Skipper is! He gets along well with the dogs in his play group and LOVES the people around him! He's such a good natured fellow, and as you can tell from the photo, extremely good looking! Stop by and see if Skipper tugs at your heartstrings...we're betting you can't resist that sweet face or those adorable ears!
A Tisket, A Tasket... Puppies Left in a Basket
It's happened yet again... the staff arrived at the Shelter, only to find a litter of puppies abandoned at the front door. The call for foster families was placed, and within hours, homes were found for all six!
Brady, McNabb, McCoy, Romo, Rivers and Deholme are safe and sound... and if you're a sports fan, you know we're hoping these little guys will be as loved as their namesakes!
We are always looking for foster families. At times, the Shelter is at capacity and to avoid overcrowding, we ask foster families for their help. Temporary homes can provide a quiet environment for sick or injured animals needing special care and for puppies and kittens too young to stay at the Shelter...which is exactly how Gizmo, at right, found her foster home... and her forever family!
If you'd like to be a foster family, click on this link for our Foster Care Application: http://www.moorehumane.org/Foster.html
Please call the Shelter at 910-947-2631 for more information.
Video for Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade!
The video from Moore Humane Society's Second Annual Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade can be seen on YouTube! Fifty-two dogs participated in the event, either marching in costume or displaying their talents in the Best Trick Contest!
Click here to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWK2KfyFaUM
Many thanks to Christi Ramsey (www.n-c-r-photography.com) for taking photos and developing the video for YouTube!
Visitors to the Shelter
In May, eleven Girl Scouts and three adults from Troop 1235 visited Moore Humane Society, learning about the Shelter's work and how to be a responsible pet owner. Assisted by Shelter Volunteers, the girls socialized with the cats and kittens, and played with the dogs and puppies in the side yards. At the end of the visit, the girls presented staff with toys and food for the animals, purchased with money earned from their cookie sales!
Troop Leader Karen Swanson wrote us: "Thank you so much for today! It was such a great experience for the girls. They had so much fun! It was completely quiet in my car on our way back to school as the girls flipped through the Activity Books you provided! I hope they were inspired in many ways-- to treat animals well, to give back to the community, and to volunteer for a cause they feel strongly about. We'll be talking about today for a while. As the girls grow and mature, perhaps we can help with Moore Humane Society projects in the future."
A Moore Humane Education
At Moore Humane Society, we believe in educating our community about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals. Board Member Dr. Rebecca Vassallo has developed age appropriate presentations for groups both large and small. In April, over 400 students at Carthage Elementary School had the opportunity to learn about Moore Humane Society's efforts in animal rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming and to meet, face to face, several of our adoptable animals!
Dr. Vassallo was also invited to speak to children at Little People Loving and Learning PreSchool. These energetic students raised $500 during their "Peddling for Puppies" bike-a-thon, helping to fill the Moore Humane Society pantry shelves! Teacher Stacy Caldwell delivered food, toys, bowls, towels and other items that she and her students purchased!
Can You Can-Can? Our Two for One Canned Food Drive!
The Two For One Canned Food Drive is on, thanks to a very generous friend of Moore Humane Society! Through the end of the year, all cans of dog and cat food donated to Moore Humane Society will be matched, two for one! When you drop off your donations of canned food (at the Shelter or at Dogs' Best Friend on Pinehurst Road in Southern Pines), simply say, "I can Can-Can!"
To avoid "disgestive distress" in our animals, we are asking for donations of specific brands/types of food. Our cats enjoy Friskies Turkey and Giblets canned food (non-gravy type). Our puppies need a non-gravy canned puppy food that is ground, not chunky. Our adult dogs also need a non-gravy type. Please help us fill our pantry! Many thanks from all of our cats and dogs, puppies and kittens!
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Their support allows Moore Humane Society to distribute our semi-annual newsletter & monthly e-newsletter, and to offer other important programs, at no cost to us. We applaud their compassion and commitment to help homeless animals in Moore County and hope you will click on the ad to visit their website.
Alumni Photo Gallery
We're always interested in hearing from folks who have adopted our pooches and kitties, providing them with "fur-ever" homes! We'd like to make this a regular feature of the e-newsletter, posting a few photos each month, so keep those updates coming! (If you'd like us to post the story of your adopted furry family member, please email us at email@example.com. Let us know how your best friend is doing and attach your photos as jpeg files.)
"We adopted Bailee, formerly known as Bambi, from Moore Humane Society last fall. Immediately after bringing her home, we noticed she was scared of everything... noises, objects, people (especially men). She warmed up to us and became more comfortable in our family, but was still fearful of so many things."
"I decided to enroll her in a basic dog obedience class with Abby Ganin-Toporek from Sandhills Dog Training. On Bailee's first day of class she was afraid to enter the facility. Once in the training area, she felt comfortable with the other dogs, especially Sicily, another Moore Humane Society dog participating in the class... but was fearful of the dog owners. I saw some improvement during the first five classes... but the last class held a huge success for Bailee! She climbed onto and walked over the 'dog bridge', something she was afraid to attempt during the first class. Everyone was so excited for her, she got a lot of praise, and seemed so confident!"
"I wanted to continue with training, so I enrolled her in a second series of classes. It wasn't until the third class that I saw the greatest change. She was no longer scared to go into the facility... in fact, she was excited to be there! During the remaining sessions, Bailee was even used for class demonstrations! I could see the change in her as she became more confident, and as a result, a more relaxed dog! While she is still fearful of some things from time to time, she has a confidence that didn't exist before! Now, she is a happy dog and we couldn't be happier!"
"Holly is such a good, sweet girl. She is loving and obedient, and gets along well with my cats! She enjoys going for walks at the leashless park, and has met other Moore Humane Society alumni there! Many thanks to Moore Humane Society for the work they do, which allows us to adopt these wonderful creatures, giving them the homes they deserve!"
Last winter, Moore Humane Society sought a foster home for Milo, a young and energetic Border Collie. One of our Volunteers responded immediately, telling us that her family was very familiar with the breed!
Here's Milo with his best friend, Hunter! After a few weeks of fostering, Milo became part of the family for good!
"This photo of Bacon, now known as Sir Simon Bacon, was taken at the annual Pet Blessing at Emmanuel. We just want you to know how much we've been blessed by adopting Bacon. He very quickly became one of the family and has perfect manners. There haven't been any accidents in the house, he loves going on walks, plays well with our little granddaughter when she visits, and especially loves to burrow under the blankets on the bed. He loves to sleep late in the mornings! He seems quite friendly with other dogs, a characteristic that we attribute to his life at the shelter and the exceptional care he received there. We are happy that he is quite content to ride in his crate when we go to visit our children.
The death of our min-pin in January was heart breaking and we felt we could never own another pet, but little Simon has filled the void of not having a loving companion. We cannot thank you enough for rescuing little Sir Simon Bacon (the name on his tag) and affording us the opportunity to adopt him."
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Join Our Volunteers!
Looking for an enjoyable and rewarding activity to share with your kids? Do you have a soft spot for animals and would love to help them but can't adopt? Consider joining our Volunteers!
The first step is to attend the Volunteer Orientation (usually the second Saturday of each month, unless we have an event conflict). To learn more, click here: http://www.moorehumane.org/volunteer.html Register to attend and we'll be in touch!
Many Volunteers walk our dogs and pups at Hillcrest Park and socialize with them in our side yards. Volunteers also serve as dog handlers during our Adult Dog/Puppy Training classes! Here Volunteer David rests after a jog through the park on a summer's day!
Volunteers working in the Cat and Kitten Rooms at the Shelter help socialize and care for the animals. Here Volunteer Melissa bathes a kitten. "They don't hate it as much as people think," she explained to onlookers! If you love kitties, this is a great opportunity to share that love!
Periodically, our felines are in residence in the PetSmart Cat Room for an entire month. Volunteers and Moore Humane Society staff are available during store hours to care for the cats and kittens, play with them, and introduce them to interested store customers.
Many of our Volunteers participate in the various adoption events held throughout the year. The Moore Humane Society booth always draws a lot of attention at AutumnFest, HollyFest and SpringFest... people can't resist the opportunity to stop by and greet our gorgeous animals! We also participate in various Moore County parades... you'll see our Volunteers walking dogs, holding the banner, and toting signs at the St. Patrick's Day, July 4th, and Christmas Parades. And let's not forget events like the Cinco de Mayo Costume Pooch Parade...so many opportunities to help Moore Humane Society Save Moore Animals!
During the 2012 July 4th Parade in Pinehurst Village, our Volunteers and pooches marched in formation, appropriately decked out in red, white and blue! Here is Lead Volunteer Lynn, our multi-tasker...carrying our banner and walking a dog!
Volunteer Madison helps showcase our felines at a PetSmart Adoption Event. One weekend each month, Moore Humane Society staff transport some of our animals to the store, and volunteers are essential to the success of the event. We've been told by many store customers that our animals are the best looking and best behaved! (And sometimes they are in costume!)
If these activities sound like fun, join us! Whichever activity or event appeals to you, Lead Volunteers are available to show you the ropes and get you started!
If you would like to help out as a Volunteer Kennel Attendant, please contact a Shelter Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-947-2631 .
Suri's Short List... of Necessities for the Cats (and Dogs)
Suri has her eyes on the Cat/Kitten Room Wish List... and is hoping someone can find a really really tall cat tree. If it's just tall enough, she can perch on the top, watching the action outside... squirrels searching for buried acorns, birds flitting from branch to branch, dogs walking over to the park, and favorite volunteers pulling into the parking lot... let the good times begin!
- Topical Tick and Flea Treatment: Advantage for cats
(and Advantix for dogs)
- Friskies canned cat food (Turkey and Giblets)
- Purina Pro Plan dry food for cats/kittens
- Shampoo for kittens and puppies
- Pet Food: Purina Pro Plan dry food for dogs/pups
- Tall cat trees
- Washable toys for cats, Kong toys for dogs
- Non clumping clay kitty litter
- Stainless steel puppy bowls
- Canned puppy food (ground, not chunky; non-gravy, please)
- Canned dog food (non-gravy, please)
- Harnesses for dogs, all sizes
- Gentle Leader collars for dogs, all sizes
- ThunderShirts, all sizes
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